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Hardcore Investigative News! The Official Newsletter Of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists
Keeping Investigators Informed And Up-To-Date For 30 Years! - Editor- Ralph Thomas

April 10th, 2007 Edition

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Investigative Articles

Don't Go Away Mad
Firing an employee sparks dread in many managerial minds. Beyond the fact that letting an employee go is no fun, employers must also anticipate any security concerns related to the termination.

Electronically Recorded Confessions
The topic of electronically recording interviews and interrogations comes up frequently during our seminars.  Clearly, there is a national trend in which through state court decisions or legislative efforts police officers are required to electronically record their interrogations and confessions. Recognizing the benefits to the investigator, many departments and agencies have decided, on their own volition, to electronically record interrogations and confessions. A John reid Article

Trends And Technology-SRS Develops Software to Keep Documents from Spreading Hidden Data
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Document Detective discovers and removes more hidden data than all other products combined. SRS Technologies developed Document Detective to facilitate ...

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Investigative Trends-Selling designer knockoffs is a $600 billion-a-year illegal ...
Las Vegas Sun - Las Vegas,NV,USA
Edward Norton, a private investigator and counterfeit consultant, is explaining swap-meet raids to 10 civilians he has hired to be his undercover ...

INVESTIGATOR: Private Eye tracks insurance fraud
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal - Lockport,NY,USA
Wojtylak, a licensed private investigator, deals mainly with insurance fraud, doing shifts of surveillance to weed out those who are abusing the worker’s ...

Uses for a Public Records Search
Different types of public records searches generate different results and information. Anyone interested in getting timely, accurate public records searches conducted needs to consult with a private investigator to get real results.
Los Angeles, CA, March 31, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Public records searches are big news. One keyword popularity tool estimates that there are well over 250,000 searches done on a monthly basis in the United States for “public records” and variations of the search.

Da!~ ‘Forensic and fingerprint, experts need legal training’
Chandigarh Newsline - Chandigarh,India
Speaking on the occasion, several legal experts expressed that the forensic, fingerprint and handwriting experts need legal training to understand that ...

Trends-Secret's out as 60% admit sneaking a peek at someone else's texts
Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
People in Northern Ireland were the most likely to

Reopening Cases For Forensic Evidence?
WSLS.com - Roanoke,VA,USA
Those seeking improvements in forensic work see the boards' actions as the states' unwillingness dig into its own failings within the justice system. ...

When Does Cheating Cross the Line?
PR.com (press release) - Levittown,NY,USA
A private investigator can provide concrete, indisputable answers – even answers that can stand up in court if an affair leads to a divorce. ...

Singer's freedom hangs on new evidence
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

In 2000, a fellow prisoner at Corcoran State Prison introduced Anderson to Bobby Singleton, an aspiring private detective who tracked down the prosecution's ...

Trends-Surveys: Fears of Identity Theft and Fraud Grow
Marketing Vox News - USA

A new study reports that 91 percent of Americans are now concerned about identity theft - ie, stolen personal info will be used to make purchases - reports ...

Becoming An Identity Theft Victim in Your Life Span Is Highly Likely
CreditLock.com Blog - Bethesda,MD,USA
CreditLock.com, more than 57% of respondents said they know at least one victim of Identity Theft. That means about one in every two individuals has either ...

5 inexpensive ways to check a love interest's credibility
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville,IL,USA
John Frycek, a Chicago private investigator who also conducts seminars on how to do background checks (half the money goes to charity; see specialsol.com), ...

Waiting for the missing
Twin Falls Times-News - Twin Falls,ID,USA
But according to Stu Robinson, an-ex Idaho State Police investigator turned private detective, internally the department calls it a homicide. ...

RFID Feared as Possible Terrorist Target
Channel Insider - New York,NY,USA
By Lisa Vaas. As if RFID chips in driver's licenses and passports weren't scary enough already, London's Royal Academy of Engineering is suggesting that ...

The threat of child abuse typically lurks close to home
The Spokesman Review - Spokane,WA,USA
"He started by rubbing her legs," said Detective Doug Orr, who conducts polygraph exams for the Spokane Police Department and the state Department of ...

 

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Search page that searches both Yahoo and Google at the same time.

Cyber Daily
A newspaper about online computers and high tech. Very good!

Search Engine For Old People Called Cranky?
Give me a break! A .......well...ahm search engine for old people call Crany? It's new and it's real. One web newspaper linked to it inside an article titled, "Old People Are Smart Enough To Know When Something Sucks"

TechDirt
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Law.com
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Curbside Investigator An Update On Art Fraud Interview with Randy Torgerson I got in touch with Randy Torgerson of RTPI to find out what was going on with his art fraud case. Check it out! I talked to Randy way back in episode 2, so it’s been about a year since we checked in.

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Legal News/Trends

President Bush Signs Bill Outlawing Pretexting Phone Companies
H.R. 4709, the “Telephone Records and Privacy Act of 2006”, which passed the House last April and the Senate on the last of the 109th Congress in December, was today signed into law by President Bush. ...

Legislation would allow taping on private land Bill inspired by man who recorded police
A man who was arrested after he used his home security system to videotape police at his door last year has inspired a bill to let property owners record audio and video at their homes without notice.

HP Investigator Accepts Plea Deal
This time it was only Bryan Wagner, whose sole notoriety stems from his role as a lowly private investigator in the Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal.

Ready To Produce IMs In Court? Guidelines expand types of electronic info you'll need for discovery!
Companies that do not keep close tabs on PDAs, instant message conversations and other forms of electronic data may soon be in for a nasty surprise, should they find themselves in court. As of Dec, 1, 2006, new guidelines, called the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, go into effect. The rules, set by the U.S. Supreme Court, expand the types of electronically stored information that companies could be required to produce in a lawsuit.


EPIC Alert: 2006 Privacy Year in Review
From Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

“Congress returns to Washington this week and privacy issues are likely to get renewed attention with unresolved questions about the President’s domestic surveillance program, the future of Real ID, and the growth of the data broker industry. Meanwhile courts will consider sex bloggers and the media will try to sort through the increasingly complicated world of surveillance technology. Here are the Top Ten Privacy Stories of 2006 and Ten Privacy Issues to Watch in 2007 from the Electronic Privacy Information Center(EPIC).”

"If it's in the public domain, it's fair game"
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
... Five years ago, if you wanted to know what someone did at a college party, you had to hire a private investigator to talk to the people who had been there, an ...


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Jury finds PI not guilty of impersonating cop
MyWestTexas.com - Midland,TX,USA
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Defense attorneys want tape they believe prompted investigation
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Detective tells girls how to stay safe on the Internet
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
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An agonizing battle to save a church reaches the Vatican and puts ...
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
"Mr. Bryan has been employing a private investigator who has been examining the personal life and history of at least one priest of the archdiocese," Quinn ...

Lobbyist works to sway lawmakers to give Missourians more firearm ...
Columbia Missourian - Columbia,MO,USA
As a volunteer lobbyist and private investigator, Oliver’s efforts began in 1991, when he lobbied in favor of concealed carry, an issue that was becoming...

At least $50m at risk - Fincorp calls in forensic accountants
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A team of forensic accountants has already started combing the accounts of the Sydney development financier after KordaMentha was appointed as administrator ...

Anna Nicole's Son Confided in Private Detective
Hollywood.com - USA

HOLLYWOOD - Anna Nicole Smith's late son Daniel feared his mother was being kept in a drugged state and came close to hiring a private detective to ...

Scientists' award for helping to jail killer
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
PAINSTAKING work by forensic scientists - which played a key part in the conviction of Christopher Nudds for the killing of traveller Fred Moss - has been ......

SLC private eye serves notice of lawsuit
Newswatch 50 - Watertown,NY,USA
A private investigator has served notice he intends to sue St. Lawrence County, its District Attorney and its Sheriff's Department. ...

US soldiers trick surveillance drone to cover up murder
By Fortyseven(Fortyseven)
CAMP PENDLETON, California — As they carried out the killing of an Iraqi civilian, seven Marines and a Navy medic used their understanding of the military's airborne surveillance technology to spoof their own systems, military hearing ...

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